Regional Workshop on Green Freight and Logistics in Southeast Asia between 2-3 June 2016 in Bangkok
June 03, 2016

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Freight and logistics are growing quickly along with economic development in Asia and the Pacific, but the region faces challenges in ensuring that goods move in an efficient, low emissions and low-impact fashion. This regional workshop on Green Freight and Logistics in Southeast Asia, co-organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) though the project of Transport and Climate Change and Sustainable Freight and Logistics in the Mekong Region. It was held between 2-3 June 2016 in Bangkok to promote peer learning and exchange among key stakeholders active in freight and logistics. Specifically, the workshop aimed to further 1) cross-learning of best practices among countries and private sector players; 2) regional and national agenda setting supporting the development of green freight action plans; and 3) enhanced coordination of different green freight initiatives in the region. The workshop was successfully delivered over the two days with over 100 participants from various national and regional organizations/agencies. Through a participative training approach, participants identified Issues and Options to Improve Freight Transport Efficiency in Southeast Asia, National Strategies towards Green Freight and Logistics, Regional Strategies towards Green Freight and Logistics, prioritize Green Freight and Logistics Database.

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